Canadian Labour Reporter

December 3, 2018

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian December 3, 2018 Probationary health-care worker's 'arbitrary' termination reversed AFTER A COWORKER ac- cused a Swift Current, Sask., continuing-care assistant (CCA) of harassment, the CCA was promptly fired. Nancy Arat was hired on May 10, 2016, at the Meadow Long- Term Care Centre, a long-term care facility. On Oct. 27, Arat attended a meeting with Renee Hovdes- tad, health services manager, and Shannon Frederick, labour- relations consultant, for the em- ployer, the Saskatchewan Health Authority. University of Victoria professor grieves after being removed from committee AFTER THE chair of a committee at the Univer- sity of Victoria found out the identity of a commit- tee member's husband, the professor was told to leave the board due to a "reasonable perception" of bias. The presidential appointment committee (PAC) consisted of 20 employees, including one from each of the university's departments, who were nominated by their departments. Lin Cai had worked in the department of elec- trical and computer engineering since 2005, and she joined the committee in early 2017. She was married to Jianping Pan, a member of the com- puter science department who was suspended by university president Jamie Cassels for 30 days without pay, because of "a finding of fairly serious culpability." On Feb. 1, 2017, two other board members in- formed Julia Eastman, university secretary, they had concerns about Cai's inclusion on the board. GOVERNMENT Town of Stettler Stettler, Alta. (28 recreation, transportation, water and sewer, WTP employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 971 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2020. Ratified on Jan. 25, 2018. Signed on Feb. 6, 2018. Shift premium: $50 per day when employee relieves or performs duties of higher-pay- ing position for minimum of ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Mediated settlement After two strikes, two deal rejections, five-year agreement reached at Vancouver's Seaspan shipyards Bell Aliant — Atlantic Provinces pg. 3 Masterfeeds — Ontario pg. 5 St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1 — Alberta pg. 5 United Nurses of Alberta — Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see Facility > pg. 7 see Arbitration > pg 7

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